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Feb 13, 2013 4:00am EST
came here with the idea to change washington. there was a tremendous amount of energy when we first got here. >> next hour, members will begin reading the constitution... >> we the people... >> narrator: from the beginning, they were unorthodox. for the first time ever, they took turns reading aloud the constitution of the united states in the house chamber. >> the congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes... >> to coin money, regulate the value thereof... >> to raise and support armies... >> these were not people who spent 25 years in politics. in fact, that was a big strike against you. they were elected not to sell out the way so many politicians had done, that they were elected to speak truth to power. >> the right of citizens of the united states to vote... >> they came into office with the sounds of the tea party, the concerns of the tea party, their reaction to obama's massive overspending and a rejection of eight years of bush. not just the cost of wars and occupation, but the complete disregard of cost of government as an issue. >> no person shall be elected to the
Feb 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
buy into green energy or if you play footsie on this issue, you do so at your political peril. >> you do, absolutely. and that's a big change, and it is important. again, i remember four, five or even three years ago, john, a lot of republicans, they would play games with this. they'd say, "okay, oh gosh, i think i need a green energy agenda. but i won't go all the way and support cap-and-trade." they did. they tried to walk down the middle and that's wrong. i think it's philosophically inconsistent, but it's also politically disadvantageous. and we've worked hard to make that so, by the way. the left has had the edge as long as i can remember. they march out to the towns, do whatever they are told to do... one thing we've changed with afp, is we now have an army too. and we can do calls and e-mails and letters and rallies, events, and pressure. and i think that's made a big difference. our side didn't have that five six years ago on this issue. we do now. i do think it's a new day for that reason. (applause) >> hockenberry: this new day has dramatically transformed the way lawmakers
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